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  1. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys and gals.
    My name is Steven
    Been reading this forum for a few weeks now and decided to join.
    Always wanted a Marine tank. I always kept freshwater Fish mainly Discus and Angels.
    I am looking at turning my Std 4ft with a 70l sump and DIY Syphon overflow into a Marine tank.

    I wanna start off with a FOWLR and later getting a REEF tank going.
    First i wanna ask all the questions and then start getting what i need together.

    I live in Kempton Park where abouts is a decent marine petshop.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome
     
  4. mnd123

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    Hey Steven, welcome to MASA chap. Read and read and read, taking the plunge without advice can be costly - luckily lots of folks here to help.

    Check out this link for advice and more Starting a Marine Tank - Beginner Discussions
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks guys will read up. already got a few marine books hard copy and pdf format.
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to an awesome hobby and an awesome website !!!!!

    post some pics of the proposed tank and lets see what can be done !!!
     
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    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is the tank it has a internal filter on the right also a DIY 40mm Syphon on the right in the filter which leads to the sump under the tank in the cabinate if i can figure out how to post the pics need to make them smaller.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no pic .........
     
  10. butcherman

    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is the tank in question
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    Very nice system you got thr...any chance of a closeup pic...
     
  12. butcherman

    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is the 40mm over flow
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    in action
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    and the close up of the tank currently only houseing 6 angels
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    welcome to Masa nice over flow;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Nice angels. I really miss freshwater
     
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    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have six if you wanna swap :p
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to masa,
    nice setup, shouldnt be to hard to get that converted :) and you can keep SW angels now
     
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    Welcome to MASA butcherman!!! :wave2:Are you actually a butcher?!?!:whistling:

    Loads of potential there...I converted my freshwater 4 foot to marine...look forward to the pics of the progress!

    @ Tony...I still have my freshwater 4 foot running in my office (Malawi Chiclids)...reminds me of the simplicity of keeping fish!! Have a plec thats been with me for 9 years!! Sorry for mentioning this on the marine forum guys!!!:whistling:
     
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    butcherman Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey inflames Yes i am a butcher and a food safety officer in a wholesale butchery that specilises in high volume portion controled meat cuts. As for the tank even when i started setting it up i always had the idea of converting it to marine tank one day.... hence the sump in the bottom with the overflow
     
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    how is the overflow working for you? very interesting design
     
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